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Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
obama is heading in to talk about the economy. here's a look at the arts and recreation campus. he will be speaking a few minutes from now. we don't expect him to make specific announcements, but he will urge congress to pass a budget and extend unemployment by the end of the year. three house committees are holding hearings that focus on the affordable care act's roll out. republicans in the committee say issues with healthcare.gov prove they can't handle undertakings. democrats disagree with that. >> we have before us an example of something that may be too big to swallow even for the u.s. federal government. >> our country's experience with social security in 1935, medicare in 1965 and a prescription drug program in 2005 democrats the government is capable of overcoming the initial problems with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing less about an effort to repeal the law. de
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
hope it will show the economy added 180,000 jobs last month. if that is the case many experts believe it could signal the job market is picking up speed. they expect it to dip to 7.2%. >>> also today security will be tight around parts of downtown washington as people from around the world watch the annual lighting of the national christmas tree. megan mcgrath is live with what you need to know. megan? >> reporter: well, eun, the big show gets under way at 5:00 tonight. there's a preshow that starts at 4:30 this afternoon. all-star lineup. mariah carey, aretha franklin, all performing as part of the show. now i'm joined by jennifer with the national park service. talk a little bit about this year's show and i should mention right now we're showing video from last year. >> oh, terrific. thank you for coming to one of america's national parks. we're gearing up for the 91st annual christmas tree lighting. we expect mariah carey, aretha franklin, arturo sandoval and folks can go to nationalparks.0 org to see the full lineup. let's just say that it will be in stark contrast to the gloomy w
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
ellipse, mark segraves, news 4. >> we'll keep it there, thank you. >>> positive signs for our economy tonight. the country's job market is getting stronger. the nation's unemployment fell to 7% in november. the lowest level we have seen in five years. analysts say it's because of a surprising boost in payrolls. employers added 203,000 jobs last month. it's about 20,000 more jobs than analysts were expecting. the economy added jobs for four straight months. >> that news sent the stock market soaring today. the dow closing 198 points higher, over the 16,000 mark. there were concerns it fed would take action on bond purchases which kept interest rates low and supported the stock market. >>> the d.c. police chief faced the media with several officers under investigation. what we learned about an officer accused of taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl. >>> two men wanted for a home invasion. >> reporter: consultants told the gaming commission they need to go with mgm. part of the reason location location location. i'll explain and hear what the competitors have to say, coming up on n
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
clothing. we got data that the economy grew at the 3.6% rate and there was a drop in unemployment claims. it all adds up and the data showing that the economy appearing to be getting stronger and some believe it can with stand the federal reserve. >> good news and thanks a lot. >> absolutely. >> it with pride is a new exhibit opening right now at the national gallery of art. it tells about the volunteer infantry. it was one of the first official african-american units. the gallery produced a play called forward 54. here to talk about it is the play right. good morning. you brought with you a dad low. that will come to in a moment. we won't ask them to speak. they are part of this wonderful program. i looked over the materials you have and it's unbelievable. tell us about what you wrote. >> this compliments the exhibit what is commissioned by the education division. it brings the story to through the eyes of the four characters. one is a young drummer boy and com shaw himself. he led the regimen and usy sing taylor. >> when i look through the book that they produced for this exhibi
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:20am EST
country. a big part of the economy also involves health care. what we don't know yet, despite the president's promises, is not only how the health care industry will respond but what big companies and small companies are doing to see that their best interests are served by all of this, and we can't see how that might play out by the end of his first term. terms of employment. yes, there are encouraging signs that unemployment is going down, but the middle class is still widely separated from the 1% at the top. we know we don't have the skill set in our economy. there is just another report this past week about where america stands when it comes to the rest of the world in terms of educational skills. we have a lot of work to be done. so these are decimal points we're talking about. it's not really dealing with the larger, big picture issue about the american economy. >> katty kay, a final point on this? the president talked about a higher wage hike this week, and it's just not going to happen. it's not going to happen if you look at the current political climate. so a lot of these
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
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NBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
gift to others, too. >> i feel like a nap. president obama is taking his message about the economy to the district. 'll te you what brought him to the southeast. and a live report from "30 >>> welcome back to news 4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. president obama warned that the nation's economic future is threatened by what he calls a dangerous income disparity. he called for federal action to narrow the gaps, such as a hike in the minimum wage. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the story for us. >> thanks, jim. federal action, which means spending, which means this is part of the budget battle. and here on capitol hill tonight, both sides, there's good news. both sides saying that it looks like they're closer to a two-year budget agreement. but president obama today was looking a lot longer term than that, and frankly looking to change what has been the subject of washington. >> the president widened his focused from obama care to the economic class. >> if you work hard, you should make a decent living. >> fewer americans are. income disparities a
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
more jobs than expected. the economy added jobs for four straight months. >>> tributes continue to pour in, the royal couple speaks out about nelson mandela. what they had to say moments after learning of his death. >>> we are live at the national christmas tree lighting. we'll show you the preparations under way and when you expect to see the first family. >>> it's likely going to be a rainy christmas tree lighting. >>> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now. >> they expressed condolences to nelson mandela's family. they learned of the death after attending a screening of the new mandela movie. two of mandela's daughters were there, they learned of the death before the movie ended and asked for the movie to continue. >>> performers will take the stage on the ellipse for the preshow before the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. >> most of the crowd is already in their seats. the first family is expected within the hour. mark segraves joins us liv
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:20am EST
. these are real life problems, and these folks are already having a hard time in the economy, and their health care insurance is going up and they have to figure out how to get it. >> he just put out so much misinformation in two seconds that he can't answer. the reality is it hasn't messed up 80% of the market. the original market, which has already been broken, represents 5% of the market. a lot of those people were losing their health care on an annual basis before. we're trying to fix that. all the information about compromising your personal data, one of the great things about the affordable care act is we're not dealing with preexisting conditions. >> we're not going to settle this here and now. we're out of time, but obviously this gives you some indication to our viewers about where this debate is and how political it will remain as we move ahead perhaps into the new year. congressman rogers, congressman van hollen, thank you very much. let's get a reality check. i want to turn to dr. ezequiel emanuel. welcome to both of you. the reality test. here's the report saying dramatic p
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
businesses that are trying to make it in this economy, dave is this. >> there continues to be the argument, though, that if you do raise the minimum wage, not owned directly by mcdonalds, run by other people and would have to maybe lay off people, the argument goes or do automation. a lot of people are making that argument, even people that you would think would be on the other side of the aisle. that's obviously, i'm told by the people i talk to, something you have to think about. on the other hand, in this area, if the district and montgomery county are raising a modest increase in minimum wage, that would be a good thing, i'm told. you couldn't go from montgomery to get a better deal and d.c., back and forth. the question is, what is verge yain going to do? >> across the board, i've said it all the time. somehow both sides, those who don't want to raise minimum wage and those who do will have to come to some kind of compromise. the reason i'm saying that, last week we had the biggest road test of people walking offer the job. >> so we're doing food drives for walmart workers, o
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